Dec 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) forces a fumble by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) on a kickoff return at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
I’m not even sure where to start? How about this…if the Arizona Cardinals still have Ken Whisenhunt as their head coach tomorrow morning, then the front office clearly does not care about this team or its fans. In a season full of disappointment, the Cards topped themselves today with a 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, worst in franchise history.
The move to John Skelton at quarterback didn’t work. The subsequent move back to rookie Ryan Lindley also didn’t work. The Cards turned the ball over eight times. The simply gave up today. They looked like team that just didn’t care.
Poor tackling, no focus, loss of composure, and topped off with Patrick Peterson laughing on the sidelines in the blowout. How can you laugh in a game like this if you are an Arizona Cardinal? You can’t. Whiz has lost this team. Completely.
Unfortunately with Seattle not being an offensive juggernaut, for them to put 51 up on the Cards, it might just get worse next week with Detroit coming to town. Detroit’s offense might score 60 or more next week with the same performance. Its a matter of the Lions defense coming up with the ball. However, the Cards can make even the most mediocre defense look good. Seattle’s defense is not mediocre though. I will give them some credit today, but the Cards had no chance with the way they played.
So where do we go from here? My best guess is the Cards have to make a move tomorrow. They simply have to. There is precedence for it too. After the Cards lost 48-7 to the Dallas Cowboys in 2000, they fired head coach Vince Tobin the next morning. Question has to be, does the front office blame Whiz for this mess? Well, with the way the Cards gave up today and laid down on both sides of the ball, I have to say emphatically yes.
Oh and when it is 4th and 23 and the Seahawks are going for it and throwing into the end zone up 51-0, you can guarantee Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is now is enemy number one. I can’t repeat here what I thought about that. It was almost caught too.